Sunday 26th of July 2012 08:03:34 PM
Israeli warplanes have launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
The Israeli airstrikes were carried out overnight Tuesday as part of the regime’s offensive measures against the Palestinians in the impoverished region.
The Israeli air force targeted two bases of Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israeli military forces said in a statement on Tuesday.
Over a dozen Palestinians were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Israeli regime on the besieged Palestinian territory during the six-day period of June 18-23.
The Israeli military frequently attacks the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, and civilians are often killed or injured.
In addition to airstrikes and ground attacks, Israel also denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza the freedom of movement and the right to decent living, work, health and education.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.